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By Jonathan Jurejko and Luke Reddy

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  1. Goodbye!

    Feel like a kid on Christmas Eve Eve? You're not the only one.

    Thanks for your company on a day where we've seen more drama than an entire series of Peaky Blinders.

    Make sure you come back and join us tomorrow. Sithee then!

  2. Leaderboard

    -7 F Molinari (Ita), J Day (Aus), B Koepka (US), A Scott (Aus), L Oosthuizen (SA)

    -6 D Johnson (US), J Harding (SA), T Woods (US), X Schauffele (US)

    -5 I Poulter (Eng), J Rahm (Spa)

    -4 P Kizzire (US), M Kuchar (US), P Mickelson (US), C Howell III (US)

    Selected others:

    -3 B DeChambeau (US), R Fowler (US)

    -2 T Fleetwood (Eng)

    -1 J Spieth (US), B Langer (Ger), P Reed (US)

    E R McIlroy (NI)

    +1 M Fitzpatrick (Eng)

    +2 T Hatton

    +3 E Pepperell (Eng)

    +4 S Lyle (Sco), J Rose (Eng), D Willett (Eng), S Garcia (Spa)

    +10 P Casey (Eng)

    Of course you can always look at our full leaderboard here.

  3. Post update

    Here's one final reminder of how we head into tomorrow...

  4. 'I nearly outsmarted myself on 15'

    Scott -7 (F)

    Adam Scott

    Australian Adam Scott seems in relaxed mood heading into the weekend. The 2013 Masters winner is in a five-way tie at the top of the leaderboard at present:

    "I really do want to peak for the big tournaments but have been patient all year with some poor shots that have cost me. But hopefully I've got it all dialed in for this week.

    "It was at least 40 minutes in between my shots and I nearly outsmarted myself on 15 when we came back on. I was thinking is it smart to play a two-iron into the green from here but I'm glad I did."

  5. It felt good to make some birdies - Woods

    Woods -6 (18)

    Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods, who shot a four-under 68 to move one off the lead, on birdieing the 14th after pulling his tee-shot left into the trees....

    "It didn't look very good off the tee, I saw the divot from yesterday as I walked past. But I saw a gap in the trees and knew I had to put it in through there," the 14-time major winner said.

    "I didn't see where it ended up but was nice to see it on the green. And then I had a tee from Haotong for the putt.

    "It felt good to make some birdies there, I hit some good shots and hit my lines, I made two bad putts all day, I've got to be happy with that."

    On nearly being taken out by an accidental slide 'tackle' from a steward, he added: "Accidents happen. We move on. Other than having four knee surgeries and four back surgeries I'm great."

  6. Tiger's pumped

    Tiger Woods

    Was the 14th the catalyst for a real Tiger Woods charge?

    • He hooked his drive left
    • Found the dance floor with an approach shot from the trees
    • Was almost taken out by a security guard
    • And then strolled off with a superb birdie

    Having a hole like that is enough to get anyone pumped!

  7. McIlroy wraps up...

    McIlroy E (18) Fowler -3 (18)


    That's what Rory McIlroy mouths as his ball somehow refuses to drop in the side of the cup on 18. Another par. He has endured a frustrating old day.

    Rickie Fowler goes flop shot and smart putt to finish with par himself, three under overall.

    McIlroy has to find some magic dust, Fowler too.

  8. That's a booking...

    A gentle reminder that an unfortunate slip saw one steward leave a bit on Tiger earlier. Right out of the Paul Scholes tackle manual that one.

    "I didn't touch him ref".

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  9. 'Tiger is very much in the hunt'

    Woods -6 (F)

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Tiger Woods is round in 68. And he finishes up six under par and one shot off the lead. He's let a few shots go today but he's had a few bonuses as well.

    Tiger is very much in the hunt as far as this Masters is concerned.

  10. Post update

    Fowler -3 (17) McIlroy E (17)

    I do wonder what Rory McIlroy would pay for a birdie on 18 here. He pings one up into the clouds from the fairway, it circles that black hole people were banging on about in the news this week and re-enters the atmosphere, thudding to earth 10ft or so from the lovely yellow stick.

    A chance. Rickie Fowler comes up short of the green and hence I can't go too out of this universe over it.

  11. Post update

    Woods -6, Rahm -5 (18)

    So Tiger Woods shoots a four-under 68 to move six under for the tournament and one off the lead. Playing partner Jon Rahm is one shot adrift of the GOAT.

    Woods looks reborn. As Tiger-mania explodes all around him on his march back to the marker's hut, the 43-year-old breaks out into a pearly white smile.

    Gone are the days of that surly perma-look which used to follow most rounds. Tiger is looking relaxed, enjoying his golf - and it seems to be playing dividends for the 14-time major winner.

  12. Woods pars the 18th

    Woods -6, Rahm -5 (18)

    Here we go then.. Tiger for a share of the lead...

    You could hear a pin drop on the 18th... unless our headphones have stopped working.

    The line is right, the ball wiggles desperately at the end in an attempt to cut back and disappear underground. A bit more beef might have done it.

    Jon Rahm completes another scrappy save before the pair embraces like a pair of heavyweight boxers who have slugging it out for 12 rounds. Well, 18 rounds actually.

  13. Par saves...

    Fowler -3 (17) McIlroy E (17)

    Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler cleaning up like Mr Muscle on 17 for pars. McIlroy goes tee-trees-bunker-chip-tap in.

    Fowler went through the back of the dance floor, chipped past the flag and rolled a putt in dead weight.

    There are many ways to get the job done. McIlroy has explored most of them today!

  14. Post update

    Woods -6, Rahm -5 (17)

    Tiger's approach to the last green... can he give himself a shot of joining the clubhouse leaders? Yes he can!

    A short iron takes him to the bottom tier, about 15 feet from the pin.

    Jon Rahm goes for a play in the sand, but recovers superbly to leave him with more than a good chance of finishing with sandy par.

  15. Leaderboard

    -7 F Molinari (Ita), J Day (Aus), B Koepka (US), A Scott (Aus), L Oosthuizen (SA)

    -6 D Johnson (US), J Harding (SA), T Woods (US), X Schauffele (US)

    -5 I Poulter (Eng), J Rahm (Spa)

    -4 P Kizzire (US), M Kuchar (US), P Mickelson (US), C Howell III (US)

    Selected others:

    -3 B DeChambeau (US), R Fowler (US)

    -2 T Fleetwood (Eng)

    -1 J Spieth (US), B Langer (Ger)

    E P Reed (US)

    + 1 R McIlroy (NI)

    +2 T Hatton

    +3 E Pepperell (Eng)

    +4 S Lyle (Sco), J Rose (Eng), D Willett (Eng), S Garcia (Spa)

    +10 P Casey (Eng)

    If you fancy the bigger picture we've also got the the entire leaderboard here.

  16. Majors - A lot of them

    We are reliably informed the top 10 players on the board have 26 majors between them.

    It could be a classic weekend.

    Tiger Woods